Clearwater, Florida

Carl & Karen Albritton

Carl & Karen Albritton

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Clearwater, Florida

2454 North McMullen Booth Road,
Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33759

Phone: (727) 474-3768
Fax: (727) 754-5913
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Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun - Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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NOW OPEN! Visit your local Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Clearwater/Safety Harbor Florida featuring the beautiful Northwood Commons observation area. We're located in the Northwood Commons shopping center right next to Ed's Fine Wines. Wild Birds Unlimited of Safety Harbor/Clearwater, FL

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

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JuncoTrue Blue and Warm, Too! Keepin' it Cozy for Florida's Feathered Guests and Year-Round Residents!

It’s really hard to think of wild birds as being loyal friends. But they are! We wait for them, wonder about them and worry about their welfare during Florida's meaner months when we often take for granted our usually pleasant and agreeable climate and comfortable temperatures. But it's not always that way. As Fall hits home and Winter fast approaches, we must take into consideration the seasonal climate changes... even if they may be more of an anomaly in the south than they are a practiced norm.

After all, wild birds are truly one of the least restrained creatures on the planet, aren't they? Wild birds are able to fly anywhere at anytime with nothing to bind them to any single location.

But birds, like humans, are creatures of habit and bird banding studies have shown that many of Florida's winter wild birds, such as Juncos and native Sparrows, utilize the same wintering location year after year. Like our visiting "snow-bird" neighbors from up north, right? And really, who wouldn't keep coming back to Florida during Fall and Winter's cooler months?

Our wild bird friends, like the Juncos, are no different. With a potential lifespan of over 10 years, it is likely that the Junco gleaning millet off of the ground below one of your backyard habitat feeders has spent many previous winters as your loyal backyard guest. And recent research shows that is only half the story!

These wild birds are not only loyal to a specific location, but also to a single feeder! The study showed that the only time they abandoned their favorite feeder was during periods of cold weather when the feeder was placed in a location too exposed to Florida's often heavy and consistently bothersome winds.

But Juncos aren't the only ones who prefer a more secure feeding station. You can help all of Florida's wild birds stay loyal and warm in your Pinellas county backyard habitat by locating your feeders in a sheltered location out of the wind during months when high winds and questionable weather patterns are at their peak in Florida. The east or southeast side of a house or near a row of trees or evergreens is ideal. These spaces will allow for wind-breaks to help limit the amount of wind gusts that can interrupt normal feeding activity.

Once you have them in a safe and sheltered location, be sure to keep your feeders filled with the high-energy, high-fat foods that provide your birds with the crucial nutrition they need to survive the coldest months of the year. Even in Florida, the temps can drop to some pretty respectable lows and our wild bird visitors rely on this extra nutrition to remain healthy and strong for the next breeding season.

Come visit your local Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor for more of our expert advice and quality products that will help your birds to stay true blue and warm, through this fall and into winter. Check out our list of high-energy, high-fat and high-protein foods perfect for Juncos and all of Florida's feathered winter guests and year-round wild bird residents!

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop